Can I Get Busted for a DUI Because of Marijuana?

Given how permissive the state of California has become with respect to marijuana, there are many California drivers who make the mistake of believing that they can get away with driving while they’re high. This is simply not the case. Just the same as with alcohol, the authorities in the state take incidents of drivers operating their vehicles under the influence of marijuana very seriously, and you can be arrested. While the DUI laws concerning driving while under the influence of alcohol are just the same as driving under the influence of marijuana, the process by which you might b[...]

Child Endangerment as it Relates to California DUI Laws

As you probably well know, the state of California takes driving under the influence very seriously. One way that California’s DUI laws have been hardened is by adding additional penalties that are associated with child endangerment. Specifically, these laws refer to DUI cases where the driver that has been arrested is found to have a child 14 years old or younger in the automobile with him or her at the time of arrest. In order for you to understand how severe the penalties for this can be, we thought we’d explore them. How the Child Endangerment Enhancement Works If you are[...]

Do I Really Need an Attorney If It’s My First DUI?

You go out to dinner with friends, and have a beer with dinner. After enjoying your evening out and catching up, you get in the car and head home. Somewhere along the way, you notice blue lights in the rearview mirror. The officer charges you with DUI and you’re arrested – it’s frightening, stressful and all too common. California’s tolerance for driving under the influence is at an all-time low, and rightly so. However, many people who aren’t drunk end up being caught in the crossfire. If this is your first DUI, you might be wondering if there’s any point i[...]

EU looks at compulsory breathalyser fittings for all cars

The EU is considering a number of new feature requirements for future vehicles. Naturally, the auto industry is resisting this. If the changes become mandatory there then I expect the same requirements to make their way to the States. The recommended new safety requirements include: automated emergency braking intelligent speed adaptation alcohol interlock devices cameras that replace rear-view mirrors Here is a link to the full article:[...]

Underage DUI Charges in California: What You Need to Know

California’s DUI laws are some of the strictest in the country, and this is especially the case with DUI laws that pertain to underage drivers. Any underage driver that’s caught driving under the influence can expect to incur severe penalties. In order for California’s underage drivers to understand how serious a DUI charge could be for them, I thought I’d take the time to review some of these laws. California is a Zero Tolerance State Like many other states in the country, California has exactly zero tolerance when it comes to underage drivers driving under the i[...]